February 17th, 2018December 19, 2016 / 8:58 AM
Natalia Zinets, Pavel Polityuk
In one of the biggest shake-ups of the war-torn country’s banking system since Ukraine plunged into economic and political turmoil more than two years ago, the central bank said PrivatBank had not fulfilled its recapitalization program.
Risky lending practices had left a...
February 17th, 201826 January, 2017 ▪ Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
The benefits and flaws of PrivatBank transfer into state hands
There had been talk about the possibility of PrivatBank's transition into state ownership for a long time. In December the rumours have become reality and Privat was nationalised. This decision was unprecedented. The mere fact...
The investigation to date has identified a series of activities, which, taken together, indicate that PrivatBank was subjected to a large scale and coordinated fraud over at least a ten year period, which resulted in the Bank suering a loss of at least USD 5.5 billion.
HOW FRAUD WAS CONDUCTED
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Polish nationalism is in power in Poland. This was clearly seen in the recent Polish nationalist march which was supported by PiS (Law and Justice).
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Russia's manipulation of...Yulia Tymoshenko
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What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to
achieve before the 2019 elections?
As if there was ever any doubt, “I plan to run for the presidency,” Yulia Tymoshenko announced on the eve of Pokrova, October 14. “And we will win in order to put the country back on its feet. I don’t trust anyone else to...